Automattic Analytics Crawler

WordPress powers a significant portion of the web according to reports W3Tech and others. To corroborate that, in 2011 we began a project to check the top 1 million sites to see if W3Techs data was reliable. The crawler loaded the public homepages, and checked which CMS was in use to generate statistics for comparison.

The project was retired in 2014 and no longer runs. Since then we’ve relied on W3Techs reports.